Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise Along the Shore From Istanbul

Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise Along the Shore From Istanbul
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours > Day Cruises > Sightseeing Cruise
$50
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

Imagine a day being on a boat enjoying the breath taking views of Bosphorus shores as a poet once described "God's beautiful calligraphy written by an ink made of sapphires" where two continents meet. Ortaköy, Bebek, Beşiktaş, Dolmabahçe, Çırağan Palace, Maiden's Tower, Yali (wooden houses of the wealthy) and Beylerbeyi Palace are the highlights of the city's fairy tale like skyline from waiting to be seen.

A poet once described the Bosporus as “God’s beautiful calligraphy written by an ink made of sapphires”. This straight, separating (and connecting) to two continents that form the two faces of a city, take its name from a mythological legend. Ever since those ancient times, it had marveled people with its beauty.
The cruise of the Bosporus will start at Sarıyer or Kabataş piers; and while cruising along the Asian and European shores, you will be surprised to see the harmony of Ottoman and modern architecture; as well as having an opportunity to see the major highlights of the city’s fairy tale-like skyline from the sea.

Along the cruise, you will pass by;
Tarabya; One of the lovely bays of the Bosporus.
Yenikoy; The site of luxurious wooden houses.
The Rumeli Fortress built by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror.
Ortaköy; A very famous area for handicrafts and nightlife.
Besiktaş; Commercial district of the new city.
Dolmabahçe; Magnificent 19th century palace, which has been the home to the Ottoman Sultans in the last century of the Empire.
Kızkulesi (maiden’s tower); an ancient lighthouse, which has inspired many legends.

A short visit to the Spice Market is the surprise of the tour. In this oriental shopping area, where you experience the vibrant pulse of Istanbul at its best, rare spices, herbs, vegetables, fruits, live animals, flowers are sold. (Aphrodisiacs are available too!)

Imagine a day being on a boat enjoying the breath taking views of Bosphorus shores as a poet once described "God's beautiful calligraphy written by an ink made of sapphires" where two continents meet. Ortaköy, Bebek, Beşiktaş, Dolmabahçe, Çırağan Palace, Maiden's Tower, Yali (wooden houses of the wealthy) and Beylerbeyi Palace are the highlights of the city's fairy tale like skyline from waiting to be seen.